Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: 055 457-3037

Location: Florence

Fields of Interest and Expertise


Colloidal Systems.

Kinetic Glass Transition in Proteins and Block Copolymers.

Neutron and X-ray Scattering Techniques.

Microstructural Evolution in Cement Hydrates.

State of water in porous systems.

Bio-oil in Diesel Emulsions.





Chimica dei Materiali per l’Ottica (LT Ottica e Optometria , Univ. Firenze)

Laboratorio di Nanomateriali (LM Scienze Chimiche, Univ. Firenze)



Curriculum Vitae


Apr 1998: Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Florence (110 cum laude/110). Title: "Supra-molecular Structures from Calixarenes in Host-Guest systems".

1998-1999: CSGI fellowship (JOULE Project) on "Development of a Bio-Crude-Oil/Diesel Emulsion".

1998-2001: PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Florence. Title: "On the Role of Water and Additives in the Hydration of Portland Cement: a Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Study". Advisor: Prof. P. Baglioni (University of Florence); co-advisor: Prof. S.H. Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

1998-2005: Studies and research activity at: Laboratoire Léon Brillouin in Saclay (France);       Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Dept. of Nuclear Engineering (Cambridge, MA, USA);      NIST Center for Neutron Research (Gaithersburg, MD, USA); NSLS, Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton-Long Island, NY, USA); IPNS, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL, USA); BENSC, Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin (Germany); Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble (France).

1999-2001: Research Scholar at the Nuclear Engineering Department, MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA).

2001-2004: Post-Doc at the CSGI and Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2005-2015: Research fellow at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2015-2018: Associate Professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.

2018-present: Full Professor in Physical-Chemistry at the Dept. of Chemistry of the University of Florence.




Phenolic compounds as redox-active exfoliation agents for group VI transition metal dichalcogenides

- Rojas D. - Della Pelle F. - Silveri F. - Giovanni Ferraro - Emiliano Fratini - Compagnone D.
Materials Today Chemistry

Ferritin nanocomposites for the selective delivery of photosensitizing ruthenium-polypyridyl compounds to cancer cells†

- Conti L. - Ciambellotti S. - Giacomazzo G.E. - Ghini V. - Cosottini L. - Puliti E. - Severi M. - Emiliano Fratini - Cencetti F. - Bruni P. - Valtancoli B. - Giorgi C. - Turano P.
Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers

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